How to get Emeralds in Minecraft Dungeons

Emeralds are an important element in Minecraft Dungeons. They have many uses and can be acquired quite easily. Most Minecraft Dungeons players will be able to acquire them passively throughout the game, but there are ways to get them faster and more efficiently.

Emeralds are the primary currency in the game, but they cannot be purchased with real money. They can only be acquired through play. Here are all the ways to do it.

I used to play minecraft dungeons with my kids and because even college graduate writers slip into childhood verbal habits, I would sometimes casually say ’emeralds’ and my 10 year old son would explain it to me very patiently “These are THESE emeralds”.

Obtain Emeralds in Minecraft Dungeons

Emeralds can be acquired in several different ways. They are quite common, but they are also very useful, so players want to find as many as possible.

Players can find Emerald Chests located around the camp between each mission, each containing 50 Emeralds. These will be hidden, however, but are well worth the effort to find them.

Players can also (sometimes) get Emeralds when killing enemies, although this is not as common. Players also get Emeralds when they collect pieces of armor, weapons, etc. unwanted, which is arguably the best use of older and unused items. Ancient Hunts use similar items, but getting emeralds is much safer.

Additionally, players can replay missions over and over again to farm emeralds. It can be done on any difficulty. This is the best way to quickly accumulate a lot of Emeralds.

Emeralds are fairly easy to find, but are extremely valuable to the player.  Image via Minecraft
Emeralds are fairly easy to find, but are extremely valuable to the player. Image via Minecraft

Emeralds have a ton of uses, but just like in Minecraft, their primary use is as in-game currency. They can be used in the camp to purchase any of the following items:

  • Luxury merchant
  • Village merchant
  • Mystery merchant

Draped in adornments and exuding wealth, the Luxury Merchant only sells the rarest products. Going through this shop is guaranteed to increase your potency, but empty your emerald wallet!

They can also be used to gift items to other players with the gift wrap. Improving items with the blacksmith is also possible with emeralds.

Perhaps their most useful use is that they can be used to save the player from death with the Death Barter enchantment. This can give the player brief immunity in the form of the Emerald Shield effect.

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